Sri Lanka Army

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News Archive

  • Discussion Evaluates Various Roles in Progress

    A routine meeting to take stock of civil coordination matters, law and order situation in Kilinochchi district took place recently at the Security Forces Headquarters, Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) during a special meeting. Major General Nandana Udawatta, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters, Kilinochchi presided the meeting. Officers-In-Charge (OIC) from Kilinochchi and Mankulam Police Stations....

  • 'Abimansala' Work in Full Swing

    THE foundation erecting one of the ‘Abimansala’ (Wellness Resort) buildings at Anuradhapura is fast nearing completion as work is now in full swing. Soldiers attached to Corps of Engineer Services have already undertaken ground preparations and foundation-laying work at ‘Abimansala’ at Anuradhapura after the foundation-laying stone was laid by the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya as recent as 15th  May 2010.

  • Jaffna Students Awarded 10 More Army Organized Scholarships

    Ten students from low-income groups received scholarships to continue their studies from the 512 Brigade serving the Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna (SF-J) during a recent ceremony at Jaffna Central College, Jaffna. Those students from families without either of their parents were selected jointly by principals and Grama Niladharis of the areas.
  • Ex-Servicemen's 'Remembrance Day' (Poppy Day) Ceremony Lays Wreaths at Cenotaph

    Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen’s Association organized ‘Remembrance Day’ (Poppy Day) and annual commemorative ceremonies in honour of country’s all fallen War Heroes took place at the Vihara Maha Devi Park War Memorial on Sunday (10) with the participation of a number of senior officers, both retired and still serving.Religious observances of all four major denominations, replete with chanting of stanzas.....
  • Training Programme for Regimental Sergeant Majors Begins

    A two day training programme, organized by the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) for 70 Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSM), on the directions of Major General Boniface Perera, Commander (SFHQ-W), got underway at the SFHQ-W auditorium on Monday (10). The opening address was done by Brigadier H.P Senevirathne, Brigadier General Staff of (SFHQ- W).
  • CDS, Tri-Service Commanders & IGP Inspect Last Minute Parade Arrangements at Anuradhapura

    Just a day before the 64th Independence Day celebrations at Anuradhapura, Chief of Defence Staff, tri-service commanders, Inspector General of the Police and Director General, Civil Defence Force, inspected the final rehearsals of the military parade, scheduled to accord the salute to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces. Respective commanders, IGP closely watched the flow of the parade and gave necessary instructions for improvement in conversation with related commanding officers and others......
  • New Secretary Defence Assumes Office in Simple Ceremony

    Mr B.M.U.D Basnayake, the former Secretary to Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy, assumed office as the new Secretary of Defence, Ministry of Defence Sunday (11) morning during a simple ceremony, attended by additional secretaries, tri-service commanders, invitees and a host of administrative......
  • Army Conducts Further Search & Clear Operations in North & East

    NORTH & EAST: ARMY troops on Tuesday (28) recovered thirteen anti personnel mines,  six T-56 weapons, nineteen T-56 magazines, six I-com sets, fifteen thousand one hundred and eighty-one rounds of T-56 ammunition,    two claymore mines, one container with a stock of 12.7 mm ammunition, two hundred and seventy-five 12.7 mm ammunition, twelve pistol ammunition,  four thousand and one hundred rounds of Multi Purpose Machine Gun (MPMG) ammunition, one T-81 weapon, ten 60 mm mortar bombs, Rs. 4300/= in cash, four cans of kerosene.....

  • Engineers Showcase Skills Constructing Swinging Bridge

    Throwing their full weight behind one more public project, 1 Field Engineers troops with the support of 14 Gajaba Regiment completed the construction of a swinging bridge of 204 ft across Kumbukkan Oya on Galge-Kebiliththa Road which also leads to the Army formation in the area......